'Pogoplug' Device Makes Any USB Hard Drive into NAS



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This is a nice little device.  I just got mine today.  It's a great way to share files over a home network (wife and I have one large backup drive that we had previously needed to physically move to each computer to access it).  The online interface is a bit pokey, but easy to use.  And they make it very easy to share one file, or a whole folder with anyone else with an email address - kind of my own FTP server for freelance work.

As of now, no print server capability.  I hope that comes soon.  And expansion is possible by using a USB hub.

Getting it to look and function like a regular hard drive requires running a service in your system tray, but it works.



 I love the idea. It would be perfect for someone like me. Agreed that ext usb drives cost the same, but NAS boxes cost considerably more. Now I can have either option for the cost of one more drive.


"There's no time like the future."



I think an MSRP of 100 dollars is a little high when you consider that most USB HDD's are selling for the same price, or less. At $25, this device might have some value, but it really does nothing that I can't do simply by leaving my PC on with the USB drive connected.





I'm looking forward to giving the Pogoplug a try, as it will make my ever-expanding family of external hard disk drives a new place to play.

I'm wondering how Pogoplug will handle file-sharing conflicts, which is one of the reasons most previous NAS devices have included client software. And, I'm wondering if the name will raise any hackles with Polaroid, which is already selling a portable printer called the PoGo Instant Mobile Printer.


It's amazing how illogical a business built on binary logic can be.

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